Barclays community work at Studley school

Sarah Stuchfield and Karen Welch from Barclays with Grace Knight, Oliver Whitehead, and Charlie Burns with teacher Seema Jassal.

Sarah Stuchfield and Karen Welch from Barclays with Grace Knight, Oliver Whitehead, and Charlie Burns with teacher Seema Jassal. Buy this photo

First published in News

A TEAM of kind-hearted volunteers from Barclays Head Office recently spent two days revamping the class gardens and forest school area at Studley Community Infants School in Studley.

The school will be celebrating its centenary in May, and this was an ideal opportunity for members of the banking community to get involved in time for the big event.

Led by Steve Parry, parent governor and dad to Benjamin in Year 2, the team have dug, weeded, planted and tidied, replaced reed screening and fence posts damaged in the winter winds and rain, and painted sheds and walls.

They even had time to build a new mud pit for the nursery children to enjoy.

A large selection of plants were kindly donated by B&Q Redditch for a new mini sensory garden.

Mr Parry said: “Barclays staff try to get involved in community projects as often as they can, and it’s been great for our team to make a difference at a school I have such close links with. "The class gardens and forest school area are brighter, tidier and ready for the centenary celebrations.

"I’m sure the children will benefit from their improved surroundings for many years to come.”

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